Police on the streets of New City, New York, are always on the lookout for those they believe are committing a crime, and one of the most dangerous crimes one could commit while behind the wheel of a car is drunk driving. However, when it comes to pulling over an allegedly drunk driver, things may not always be what they seem. For example, some of the symptoms of diabetes could be very similar to those exhibited by a drunk driver.
Semi-trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles travel down New York's streets and highways everyday. It is an essential part of commerce in the state and across the nation. Driving these types of vehicles takes special care and skill, and usually drivers must hold a Commercial Driver License. However, did you know that the penalties associated with drunk driving are stricter for those who hold a commercial driver license, as compared to drivers of standard automobiles?
When a person in New City and the surrounding area is charged with felony drunk driving, there are many issues that he or she will have to consider moving forward in order to formulate a defense. Being charged with DWI carries with it significant ramifications that will affect a person's life for an extended period of time, if there is a conviction. It's important to know how to craft an effective defense, no matter the circumstances, including one's BAC level, field sobriety test results and history of prior convictions.
It is no shock to hear that driving while intoxicated in New York comes with serious consequences. Usually, these consequences, which can include license suspension, fines or even jail time, come following a conviction. But one county in New York has imposed a consequence on those who have merely been charged with DWI.
A responsive criminal defense strategy may be crucial to the future of anyone facing drunk driving charges. Comedian Donnell Rawlings was recently arrested and taken into police custody for allegedly drunk driving in New York City. According to reports, Rawlings was driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early morning hours. According to police, the comedian's blood alcohol level breath test was over twice the legal limit. Rawlings has appeared on Chappelle's Show and other Comedy Central programs. Charges against the comedian were pending following his arrest.
Car accidents can be devastating when someone dies, and when this happens some people in New York may be eager to point the finger at the individual they think is responsible for the crash, even before a trial commences. Unfortunately, this may be the case for one man who has been accused of drunk driving in a fatal accident in Smithtown, New York.
A 31-year-old New York man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in the early morning hours of Jan. 5. According to Southampton Town police, he had never been taken into custody for drunk driving in the past. He may face additional charges in relation to the pedestrian death.